Costs and Outcomes of Infertility Care in Canada

Procedure Drug cost per cycle* Pregnancy rate**
Clomiphene citrate $25 to $150 ~30%1
Injected hormones to induce ovulation ~$2,000 ~30%2
High-dose injected hormones used in IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies Up to $5,000 ~60%3
  • *Treatment cost is based on typical doses and according to the list cost of most commonly used medications
  • **After standard number of treatment cycles
  • 1EMD Serono Inc. Serophene Product Monograph, April 2007
  • 2Custers IM, Steures P, Hompes P, Flierman P, van Kasteren Y, van Dop PA, et al. "Intrauterine insemination: how many cycles should we perform?" Hum Reprod 2008;23:885-8
  • 3Olivius K, Friden B, Lundin K, Bergh C. "Cumulative probability of live birth after three in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles," Fertil Steril 2002;:505-10